Notice where the blue softballs are in relation to the white strike zone? That’s where pitchers need to have the command to be able to throw to, and that’s also ideally where all umpires need to be consistent and call strikes at to be fair. What’s the official strike zone for Fastpitch softball?
Forget the pitch-caller’s strike zone, the hitter’s strike zone, and even the pitcher’s strike zone. There’s only one strike zone that really matters, and you should recognize and learn it very early. Which zone is it?
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Yankees right fielder, Aaron Judge
Bat lag and extension when hitting
Typically I only post about
softball hitters and softball pitchers with phenomenal mechanics. I couldn’t resist though posting a video about the Yankees right fielder, Aaron Judge. Continue reading “Bat lag & extension = line drives & long balls”
O’Toole pitches 1-hitter against Japan
O’Toole’s performance against Japan – the number one team, ranked in the world at the time – was nothing short of amazing! The result on 7/7/17 on ESPN2 was USA 5, Japan 0. Just to put this into perspective, in case you didn’t see the game
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Erica Nunn, Pitcher
2016 American pitcher of the year
Pitched for University of South Florida. Played for Ken Eriksen – who by the way puts his cell phone in the back seat of his vehicle when he’s driving to avoid distractions – he’s a smart guy, we can all learn from that!